71-year-old severely beaten after road rage incident – family asks Facebook to help find thug


To imagine our parents – or indeed any elder relatives – being attacked and hurt is something that’s too much for bear for most of us.

And yet it was the nightmare Amy Jane Johnson was forced to endure when her father-in-law was brutally assaulted in front of his own home in the East Bethel/Ham Lake area, Minnesota, on March 2, this year.

In an apparent act of road rage, Amy’s partner’s dad was set upon after being followed home, and beaten so badly he suffered multiple broken bones and required countless stitches.

The incident

According to reports, Amy Jane Johnson’s father-in-law, who has not been identified, was tailed to his address after crossing wires with another driver. Said driver followed him back to his home, before parking his car in a hidden location and committing a serious assault.

The perpetrator is said to have beaten Amy’s father-in-law for over a full minute – a significantly long time for an assault – before asking, “Have you had enough?”

Following the violent encounter, the victim was able to get to his feet, make his way inside the house and call for help.

Now, Amy’s issuing an urgent plea for people to help locate and bring to justice the man who attacked her father-in-law.

Finding the perp

The suspect is described as a white male, approximately 35-years-old, 6 feet tall, with short hair. On the night of the incident he was wearing a longer-length leather coat or jacket. His car is described as a new dark silver or grey vehicle, perhaps a Mustang, with tinted dark windows.

Police said they believe “there are people who may have information about this attack” and encouraged them to call the sheriff’s office at 763-427-1212 or leave an anonymous tip on its website.

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The more people that see this, the more chance they have of finding the man responsible!